Author Archives: Wayne Weidie

The Bernie and Bennie Show is coming to Mississippi

However, Congressman Thompson’s chief of staff won’t join the march – his weekends are spent in prison I’m sure many Mississippians were thrilled earlier this week when it was announced that socialist U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders would join the state’s own Congressman Bennie Thompson to march against Nissan on March 4. Unfortunately, since March 4 is […]

And your next State Treasurer is …….

Unless there is a total blow-up of President Trump’s somewhat controversial nomination of businessman Andy Puzder as Secretary of Labor, Gov. Phil Bryant will appoint a new state treasurer. If Puzder is confirmed, incumbent Treasurer Lynn Fitch is expected to be appointed to a subcabinet position under Puzder. Bryant will appoint the next treasurer to succeed Fitch […]

Merry Christmas

It seems like this Christmas I am hearing more people say “Merry Christmas” rather than “Happy Holidays.” I’d like to think that more of us are remembering the reason we have this holiday is because we celebrate the birth of God’s Son. I am also personally happy that no Mississippi statewide elected official or legislator […]

2017 Legislative Session: Will Campaign Finance Reform Become A Reality?

Will legislators put an end to “legalized bribery”? The upcoming 2017 session of the Mississippi Legislature will face the usual mix of key issues: funding for public education, transportation, meeting the needs of state agencies while balancing the state budget despite stagnant revenues, providing much need health care for Mississippians, job creation and on and on. The ugly issue of political ethics (i.e. […]